Jean Boiteux

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Jean Boiteux
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Gold 1952 Helsinki 400 m freestyle
Bronze 1952 Helsinki 4x200 m freestyle
European Championships
Silver 1950 Vienna 400 m freestyle
Silver 1950 Vienna 1500 m freestyle
Silver 1950 Vienna 4×200 m freestyle
Silver 1954 Turin 4×200 m freestyle
Mediterranean Games
Gold 1951 Alexandria 400 m freestyle
Gold 1951 Alexandria 1500 m freestyle
Gold 1955 Barcelona 400 m freestyle
Gold 1955 Barcelona 1500 m freestyle

Jean Boiteux (June 20, 1933 – April 11, 2010[1]) was a French swimmer and Olympic champion.[2] He was born in Marseilles. His mother, Bienna Pélégry, swam for France at the 1924 and 1924 Olympics.[3]

He competed at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, where he received a gold medal in 400 m freestyle.[4] He received a bronze medal in 4 x 200 m freestyle relay with the French team (with Joseph Bernardo, Aldo Eminente and Alexandre Jany). Boiteux was the first person from France to win an Olympic gold medal in Swimming. The Jean-Boiteux Grand Prix swimming meet in Bordeaux, was started by him in 1973 and is now name after him.[3]

Death[edit]

Boiteux died after falling from a tree in his garden on April 11, 2010 at the age of 76.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Jean Boiteux n'est plus, lequipe.fr, April 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b (French) Bordeaux : 409 nageurs dans le grand bain. Published by France 3 Aquitaine, 2014-02-14; retrieved 2014-02-14.
  4. ^ "1952 Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on August 30, 2008)
  5. ^ "French Olympic swimming champion Boiteux dies at 76". Deutsche Presse-Agentur story. Monsters and Critics. April 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-12.